16 Fast Holiday Recipes - Rachael Ray Every Day

16 Fast Holiday Recipes

Get ready for the holiday season with these fast meals, sides, desserts and gift-able treats!
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Carrot Soup with Ginger & Thyme

This vibrant soup is a comforting and delicious meal that will brighten even the grayest winter days.

Carrot Soup with Ginger & Thyme

Carrot Soup with Ginger & Thyme

Flavor Infusion!

Heat extra thyme in EVOO over medium for 5 minutes; strain. Drizzle on soup.

Flavor Infusion

Almond Nog

Eggnog without the eggs? It's true! Use almond milk for a lighter, but no less delicious, holiday drink.

Almond Nog

Almond Nog

Get Festive!

Sprinkle nutmeg over a holiday stencil for an easy decorative topping.

Nutmeg Stencil

Chorizo Fusilli

A little spicy sausage makes this pasta dish a filling and easy meal to serve to your holiday houseguests.

Chorizo Fusilli

Chorizo Fusilli

Chili Skirt Steak

You don't have to live in Texas to liven up your fiesta with some Tex-Mex steak.

Chili Skirt Steak

Chili Skirt Steak

Waldorf Chopped Salad

The holiday season means lots of indulgences! Give your belly a break with this freshened up classic salad.

Waldorf Chopped Salad

Waldorf Chopped Salad

Skillet Chicken with Butternut Squash & Sage

Butternut squash is a wonderful winter veggie, and a skillet meal makes dinner for guests quick and easy.

Skillet Chicken with Butternut Squash and Sage

Skillet Chicken with Butternut Squash and Sage

One-Pot Wonder

Cook and serve in a cast-iron skillet to keep dish warm at the table.

One-Pot Wonder

Paprika Potatoes

Your guests will love this spiced side so much, they'll pass it like a hot potato so all can get a bite!

Paprika Potatoes

Paprika Potatoes

Eggs with Basil Soldiers

Wake up and smell the basil with this delicious toasty bread and soft-boiled egg dish.

Eggs with Basil Soldiers

Eggs with Basil Soldiers

Spice Cake with Spiked Orange Frosting

Spice cake on its own is great, but this kicked up frosting make it worthy of your holiday table.

Spice Cake with Spiced Orange Frosting

Spice Cake with Spiced Orange Frosting

Bacon Arugula Sheet Pan Pizza

Takeout is convenient, and homemade can be too! Premade dough makes this pizza fast, and fun toppings make it taste gourmet.

Bacon-Arugula Sheet-Pan Pizza

Bacon-Arugula Sheet-Pan Pizza

Calzone It!

Fold dough and fillings in half, seal edges and bake until golden.

Calzone It

Salmon Coconut Curry

Try this fresh take on curry for some fast flavor.

Salmon Coconut Curry

Salmon Coconut Curry

Oatmeal Quinoa Bowl

Steel cut oats and hearty quinoa will make you happy at breakfast and keep you full until lunch!

Oatmeal-Quinoa Bowl

Oatmeal-Quinoa Bowl

Chocolate-Espresso Caramel Sauce

You only need 4 ingredients and a few minutes to make this topping for simple ice cream or cake. Your holiday treats will become special with ease!

Chocolate-Espresso Caramel Sauce

Chocolate-Espresso Caramel Sauce

Cracklin' Medallions

Crackling chocolate treats are tasty to eat, beautiful to look at, and easy to stack up for packaging and gifting.

Cracklin' Medallions

Cracklin' Medallions

That's a Wrap!

Box up stacks of these treats in colorful mini cupcake liners.

That's a Wrap

Bacon Butter

Sweet and savory butter is a fun fancy gift. It's a great addition to pancakes, waffles, toast, and more!

Bacon Butter

Bacon Butter

Mushroom-Spice Salt

Help your friends update their spice racks with this homemade shaker of flavor. It'll taste delicious atop eggs and potatoes!

Mushroom-Spice Salt

Mushroom-Spice Salt